Dating a man from another generation can be more entertaining than dating someone from your own. Age doesn’t always have to be a factor in your relationship. Focus on the connection you have together and not the age gap between you. There are some definite upsides (and downsides) to dating an older man who has established himself and figured out what he wants in life.
Pros of Dating Older Men
Dating a man who is twice your age can mean that you learn quite a bit from him. He knows his way around the bedroom, has figured out how to dress well and furnish his home with bath towels, and he can introduce you to movies, music and books you might never have heard of.
You Have His Support
A man who is twice your age is likely to be established in his career and be financially stable, but he can be a good person to lean on and go to for advice. Plus, an older man has it together, so you can focus on keeping yourself together instead of being the only true adult in the relationship.
It’s given that the guy you’re dating probably loves your energy, and that you energize him. Dating an older man means that you won’t have to worry about him always wanting to stay out late clubbing or meeting his buddies at the bar. You can spend time together doing the things you both enjoy; and, as much as you learn from him, he’ll love your youthful approach to life.
The Cons: Outside Judgment
One of the hardest parts about dating a much older man is the judgment you might face from people outside of the relationship. You might have to defend yourself against people who say you’re a gold-digger, accuse you of having “daddy issues,” or accuse him of dating you just for your looks. Wanting to be with a man who has an aura of personal authority and fits the definition of “classically masculine” is not so strange, Ignore the nay-sayers, or tell them why your date is really so special, but don’t let them get to you.